Another wine tried while on my travels in Paris. Red wines from the Madiran region of France is generally made from the grape variety Tannat, known for its firm tannins.
Deep, broody wine that I would love to cellar for years. Had some beef Bourguignon with this that tamed its tannins.
Violets, plums, cinnamon spiced cherries. Think Christmas mince pie with it’s macerated fruit, citrus peel with a balancing acid profile. Long finish on this mouthfilling wine.
Needs years to settle its chewy tannins.
Approx $20 euro
14th January 2014